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Assessment of the fatigue life in relation to cylinder-nozzle corner cracks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-277
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping
Publication statusPublished - 1991


Based on former studies this paper deals with both the front shape variation of nozzle corner cracks and the calculation of crack propagation rates. An approximate method describing fatigue crack growth at nozzle corners under cyclic internal pressure is proposed here. The results calculated are compared with those reported in the literature. The good agreement shows that the views proposed here are effective and may be valuable for the researchers in this field.


Original article can be found at: Copyright Elsevier Ltd.

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